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Christine Lila “Tina” Jenkins

Christine Lila “Tina” Jenkins, 69, of Lucasville, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 20, 2022, of an extended illness. She was at home, with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Frank and Virginia Steele, March 5, 1952, in Portsmouth, Ohio.  She was married to the love of her life, Mark Jenkins, for 40 years.  Tina is survived by two daughters, Marci (David) Godwin of Brewster, Ohio, and Becky (Shana) Jenkins of Bowling Green, Ohio.  She is also survived by granddaughters Hailey Pierce of Massillon, Ohio; Ali Hammonds of Portsmouth; and grandsons Dylan Pollard of Virginia Beach, VA; and Jacob and Ethan Godwin of Brewster, Ohio.  She leaves behind a sister, Genevieve Wright of Minerva, Ohio, and brother Ralph Steele of Cleveland.  She leaves behind her best friend (and partner in crime) of more than 43 years, Barb Hicks, of South Shore, KY. She will be missed by Baby and JR, her big, beautiful dogs.  She also leaves behind countless nephews and nieces, cousins, family, and friends.

Tina was preceded in death by her only son, Charles Risner, Jr.; brother Glen Steele of Portsmouth; sister Betty Leslie of Columbus; and her in-laws, Virgil and Arlene Jenkins of Lucasville.

Tina was known for many things: her fudge, her ham salad, and her way of making you feel like the only person that mattered.  She was hilarious – she was ornery, silly, and generous to a fault.  She was the most stubborn human any of us have ever known.  She loudly disliked the color red, adored Yankee candles, and had an opinion on absolutely everything.  She loved lots of things through her life – bingo, bowling, pranking her sisters, Elvis, buying quilts on eBay, and never missing an episode of Days; but more than anything Tina Jenkins loved being a wife, mom, and Mamoo.  She loved being out fishing on the boat with Mark, watching Ethan’s baseball games, or doing anything involving a slot machine.   She was impossible to beat at cards, and there will never be another human like her in the world.

Her family and many friends will love and cherish her memory always.  We hope you’ll remember her and her laugh, her generous spirt, and her unforgettable smile. She was one of a kind.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville with Curt Carver officiating. A private interment will follow at the family residence on Big Run in Lucasville. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the funeral Friday at the funeral home.


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